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Cadott Village Board; Zoning change denied, after committee hears concerns

A zoning change for an East MD Street property is a nogo, after the Cadott Village Board voted to deny the request Jan. 18.

Tom Kucera made the request to change the property from Single-Family Residential R-1 to Residential R-4 Multi-Family, with plans to rent to older people.

At a previous meeting, neighbors to the property expressed concerns about the impact a mutli-family residence would have in the area, and the issue was sent to the Planning and Development Committee for further discussion.

“I kinda wish there would have been a little working it out,” said Randy Kuehni, board member. “The committee recommends staying with the ordinance.”

Members also heard options for regulators for the substation, after board members talked about acquiring a full set of spares, at a previous meeting.

Russ Falkenberg, board member, says the village could buy three regulators from a town who switched their voltage.

“They will give us the ability to test these regulators before we buy them,” said Falkenberg.

Falkenberg says the village could end up with three regulators for $10,000, or they could end up with no regulators after the cost of testing, which is about $5,600.

Another option, was purchasing two reconditioned regulators for $7,500 each, with a two-year warranty.

“I don’t think we should take the gamble on the three that were taken out of service,” said Falkenberg.

Bart Chapek, board member, asked if the warranty starts when the regulators go into use. Falkenberg says they do not, though Rolly Tichy, public works, tried to set that up.

Members voted to buy the two reconditioned regulators from T& R Electric, for $15,000.

The board also continued to talk about options for security cameras for the area around the village hall. Falkenberg confirmed that the additional safety measure can be done for around $18,000.

Sandy Buetow, village clerk, says the money for the cameras can be taken out of the building fund, since the expense was not budgeted.

In the plan, there are eight cameras, with the potential for 10.

Members approved proceeding with the security camera project.